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Apartment Rental in Florence City, Duomo

San Lorenzo 1

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About The Experience

Located in the heart of Florence, in the historic and fascinating San Lorenzo area, this well lit apartment is a perfect oasis from the hustle-bustle of sightseeing. Beautifully maintained an filled with wonderful frescoes, it is ideal for a small family of 4, or two couples. For a larger group, there is another apartment on the same floor!

Location Description

The 16th century building is in the San Lorenzo area and is very close to the Capella Medici and only 150 meters (492 ft) from the Duomo and Santa Maria Novella. The train station is within easy walking distance. There is a nearby market open daily as well as bakeries, restaurants, café’s, etc.

Nearby Attractions: The area around the Basilica di Santa Maria dei Fiore, commonly referred to as The “Duomo,” is considered the historic center of the city. From here it is possible to walk north to the San Lorenzo Church, the San Lorenzo outdoor market (where you can find all manner of clothing, shoes and bags,) as well as the not-to-be-missed Mercado Centrale, with its mouthwatering displays of food items. West and north is the train station and the Santa Maris Novella Church. While in this area, it is worthwhile to visit the Officina di Santa Maria Novella… the potpourri perfume will guide you. To the south are the Piazza della Signoria, the political center of Renaissance, the Uffizi Gallery, the Orsanmichele Church, the Casa di Dante, the Badia Fiorentina, and the Ponte Vecchio. Along the way are shops galore! One very interesting place is visit that is southwest of the Duomo, is the Palazzo Davanzati, a beautiful home with period furnishings, originally built in the 14th century. After years of renovation, it is finally open!

Train Station: 250 m/820 ft
Duomo and Santa Maria Novella Church: 150 m/492 ft
Bus stop: 50 m/164 ft
Capella Medici: 30 m/98 ft
Exterior Description

These apartments are located in an old 16th century palace close to the Piazza Madonna Degli Aldobrandini. They are located on the second floor (U.S. 3rd floor) of the 3-story building. There is no elevator.

Interior Description
(65 m2/699 ft2)

Second Floor (no elevator): The apartment features exposed wood beam ceilings and the living room is lit by a large window. It also has one sofa and two armchairs as well as a flat-screen TV, chest of drawers and table with four chairs. The kitchen is in a separate room and is equipped with a refrigerator, cook top, microwave and coffee machine. It is well lit with a large window. The apartment is decorated with ancient frescoes and antique prints and drawings. There are two bedrooms. The first bedroom is almost completely covered in frescoes and has a queen-size (160 cm mattress) bed that can be separated into two twin-beds upon request. The second bedroom has an exposed wood beam ceiling and a queen-size (160 cm mattress) bed can be separated into two twin-beds upon request. There is a bathroom with shower, washing machine, hair dyer, iron and ironing board.

Features Description

Please Note:

  • San Lorenzo 2 is located on the same floor, and can be rented together with San Lorenzo 1 to house two families or a group of friends.
  • The nice owners are available to help with luggage and special requests.
  • This apartment has air conditioning units in the bedrooms and living room, only.

Features and Amenities

  • In City
  • TV - Local Channels Only
  • Internet - Wireless
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Electric Tea Kettle
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Board
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning - Partial House
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Window Screens - Whole House
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly 3 Nights       Min
Nov-01-2015 - Dec-20-2015 $1,324 $568 3 night
Dec-20-2015 - Jan-02-2016 $1,471 $631 3 night
Jan-02-2016 - Mar-19-2016 $1,324 $568 3 night
Mar-19-2016 - Nov-01-2016 $1,471 $631 3 night
Nov-01-2016 - Dec-20-2016 $1,324 $568 3 night
Dec-20-2016 - Jan-07-2017 $1,471 $631 3 night

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sun 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Mon 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Tue 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Wed 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Thu 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Fri 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Conditions *

Security Deposit

  • Upon arrival at the property you are required to pay to the property representative a security deposit payable in cash. The security deposit will be returned to you prior to your departure minus accidental damages to the property. The listed security deposit is: 150 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption

Other Notes

  • Housekeeping available upon request at an extra charge
  • Heating (in Italy): Allowed by law from November 1 - April 1; some exceptions for extreme weather
  • Arrival Fee (Outside Posted Times): Payable upon arrival
  • Departure Time: 11:00 am
  • Cook Services (If Available): must be arranged at least 2 months prior to arrival
  • Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day
  • Non-refundable fee to arrange Extra Services (cook, housekeeping, etc): $40 paid to Last minute requests (less than 2 weeks prior to arrival): $60 paid to

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  • 5.0 Star Rating Overall
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Based on 9 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Fantastic. The location was ideal and convenient to most everything in Florence. We were able to walk everywhere. Lorenzo was a fabulous host.
Enjoyed Most:
Location, Location, Location
Enjoyed Least:
No place to hang wet towel in the bathroom.
Surrounding Area:
It was Florence! What's not to enjoy.
Tips or Restaurants:
Bring you own bar of soap and washcloths. They are not provided.
Directions were fine.
Check In Out:
Check in/check out was a simple process. Again, Lorenzo was a very gracious host.

Bill, August

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Our overall experience was very good. The location was wonderful, though it could get a bit noisy at night as there is a popular bar accross the street. The apartment was clean and nicely appointed.
Enjoyed Most:
The location. We also liked having an apartment as opposed to a hotel as we were travelling with three people. It was nice to have two bedrooms and a kitchen.
Enjoyed Least:
There was an odor in the apartment which we believe was sewer gas, as we smelled it in other parts of the city. We learned to live with it. Editor's Note: Sometimes during periods of heavy winter rain, a sewer gas smell may be present in buildings in the historic center, particularly if the bathroom does not have a window--as is the case with this apartment.
Surrounding Area:
Everything in Florence is walking distance but we think this location was excellent due to proximity to the San Lorenzo shopping area, the Duomo, and excellent restaurants.
Nearby Events or Locales:
We did take a day trip by bus to Siena, which was lovely.
Tips or Restaurants:
We loved all the restaurants but especially I Latini. We really enjoyed going to the Florence Pub accross from the apartment to watch Football. Great bartender - Beni. Bring comfortable walking shoes.
We took a cab from the airport. No problem at all - around 20 Euros and 20 minutes.
Check In Out:
No, it was very easy and our host was so welcoming and full of information on restaurants and sights to see.

Mary, February

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We were pleased with all aspects of the apartment.
Enjoyed Most:
The apartment was clean, beautifully appointed and decorated, bright and sunny, with good beds, a very useable little kitchen and helpful travelers' items such as maps and guide books. Our host, Lorenzo, is a treasure: helpful, unhurried, enthusiastic, knowledgable, charming, and available.
Enjoyed Least:
The bathroom, though charming and clean, had an inadequate shower and no place to hang towels. The shower consisted of a handheld shower head whose holding bracket was too high for those under 5'4" to reach. The water sprayed towards the wall got the mat wet. There was no place to dry the mat or the towels. Editor's Note: The owner has confirmed that he has added a rack/hook next to the washing machine for towels. There is also a towel heater on the wall. July 2012.
Surrounding Area:
It was convenient to two of the best sites in San Lorenzo (the Medici chapels--WOW) and Santa Maria Novella plus the train station and the Duomo...and best of all.. the Mercato Centrale. However, it was noisy at night especially during the White Night festival.
Tips or Restaurants:
We were very glad we had umbrella's and rain coats. Plastic bags for leftover olives/cheese etc were useful.
We were coming from the Santa Maria Novella Station... We didn't know it was a stone's throw from there...could have walked but we got a cab.
Check In Out:
Lorenzo was wonderful...very welcoming.

Helen, May

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